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by Robert.A.Jr.
January 24th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Yea, my wife generally won’t go red. So I’m solo drinking my lonely bottles.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Thanks, Mark! Sounds delish. I love classic, lower ANV Zin and I love Loire.

I’ve had the Cabot wines as well, which while this forum raves about his Syrah, I found his Cab really unique and cool climate, old world-ish.

This PV is 13.4 ABV
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

It’s more old world than new world. If you’ve had Bolaire, you’d see the connection. This is better than Bolaire, however.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine
Replies: 12
Views: 275

TN: 2012 Briceland Vineyards Petit Verdot Ishi Pishi Ranch - a deliciously quirky wine

Petit Verdot is quirky. Finicky, too, I think. Mainly a blending grape, one of the traditional Bordeaux varietals. You don’t see it much these days, but there are a couple of Bordeaux QPRs that have healthy dollops of it, like Chateau Bolaire at 40-50% and Belle-Vue at 20%. I like these two wines. B...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

Fu, just gift me the G.VV.

I need it. See you in a month, bring it.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 199
Views: 17313

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Hmmmm, 2010 Figeac
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 26
Views: 1569

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Matthew King wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 8:44 am
At the risk of stirring up hornet’s nest ...

Where does this producer fall on the Brett scale?

Both for current and older vintages ... TIA

Yes. ;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Someone should flip this thread to Chris Kissak for his excellent input.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

On reflection, Breton should be a Second. Anyone else concur? It has been a staple of the Kermit portfolio for quite some time. Has a very large range of cuvees, reds and whites. One of the few Loire producers with a Franc de Pied, which is quite delicious, by the way. The flagship cuvees like Les P...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 23rd, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 50
Views: 2750

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

The blog profile says “cyclist,” so you can’t be half bad. ;) Yes, I was bitten by the bug a few years ago and never looked back. Good to hear I'm not alone. You know we have a cycling thread in Asylum, right? Check it out, gets more action than the wine threads, lol! Those competitive fools....
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Wow, super cool, thanks to both of you. I trust both of your palates very much. I do not have experience with older Edmunds, I seeM to drink them way too early cause they are way too damn good.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 50
Views: 2750

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

The blog profile says “cyclist,” so you can’t be half bad. ;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: TN: 1997 Edmunds St. John Syrah Durell Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County)

I have a 95 in magnum, need an occasion. Have you tried this vintage recently? That’s 97 sounds excellent.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 50
Views: 2750

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

GregT wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:05 pm
Eric is a good friend and a passionate wino. He is meticulous and careful in his work. He's going to be great in that spot.
That’s big praise coming from you, buddy. Cool.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 50
Views: 2750

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

I cannot recall, probably because I’m not a big Italian wine buyer, but Eric Guido does post here, right? I’ve really enjoyed William Kelley’s level of involvement in our little community. He’s such a class act, with a gift for writing and a great palate. Any links to things Eric has written for tho...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Personally I think Baudry is the best overall producer in Loire. When you consider the range of their production and offerings, from whites, to reds, to rose, they shine. And their top cuvees are best of class. While I personally like Marc Plouzeau’s Franc de Pied as much or more than Baudry’s best,...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE CONSUMPTION BY AGE GROUP
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: WINE CONSUMPTION BY AGE GROUP

Ron Erickson wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 5:25 am
So, what's the age again when taste buds wander, and the big and bold Aussie Shiraz becomes the wine of choice?
My Dad’s palate went that direction at around age 70. Does that mean I am genetically screwed? Evidently I inherited his thinning hair and clotting blood, but not his IQ.

[wow.gif]
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE CONSUMPTION BY AGE GROUP
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: WINE CONSUMPTION BY AGE GROUP

Hey, why you lumping me in as an old Boomer!?! Boomers ended in ‘64.

LOL.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Fleur Cardinale
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: 2015 Fleur Cardinale

As an aside, if you like this ripe style of modern Bordeaux, it really is a great value. And it’s priced around where the 2005 seemed to be a year after release.

Some others:

Barde Haut
Haut Bergey
Lascombes
Quinault l’Clos
Carmes Haut brion second label
La Vieille Cure
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV
Replies: 10
Views: 811

Re: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

An interesting trade. Lots of orvw available for sale, G.VV, none for sale.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 22nd, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Fleur Cardinale
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: 2015 Fleur Cardinale

Ask Alfert for his Top 10 Wine Crimes of All Time and you'll have a pretty good start on your list. Rolland, Derenoncourt, and Boüard all make/consult on wines in this style, many inexpensive ones in St Emilion and Fronsac among other places I just wish the three would collaborate on one wine for t...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau
Replies: 35
Views: 1930

Re: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau

The 2000 is a mercurial wine. I’ve had quite a few. I’ve had some that had almost too much green for my palate, and I like veggies. I would never peg this blind as a 2000.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Léoville Barton, 1996 Bel Air-Marquis d’Aligre
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: TN: 1996 Léoville Barton, 1996 Bel Air-Marquis d’Aligre

Awesome notes, thanks for sharing!
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Julian -

I’m a fan of Amirault. Solid wines, excellent QPR. Like Filliatrau maybe a smidge better.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

What about Domaine Guiberteau? Expensive and has yet to wow me enough to justify continue buying. Tried 5x different vintages and gave up. Better than some on the posts above, but the price is a turn-off. While price and QPR should and obviously do impact buying decisions, should they impact classi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Since when would you say that Joguet is up there in second tier? Chris Kissack / The Wine Doctor has them at the top tier according to his scoring... probably last 3-4 years. My experience with old Joguet (pre-Charles Joguet retirement... so probably 1996 and before) is also fabulous. Where it gets...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12553
Views: 605760

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some 2001 Sociando Mallet and 2017 Beaucastel Coudoulet
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 2:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Rob_S wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 12:30 pm

What about Domaine Guiberteau?
Expensive and has yet to wow me enough to justify continue buying. Tried 5x different vintages and gave up.

Better than some on the posts above, but the price is a turn-off.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Julian Marshall wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 1:15 am
Likewise, a producer such as O.Raffault's best wine has been Les Picasses, but in the future, I suspect it will probably be La Singulière.
Curious why you say that.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 21st, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Personally, I would have Breton above Alliet. Wide range of cuvees, some standouts, and long track record for quality and longevity. Plus, one of the few producers making a Franc de Pied.

Breton historically would be a Second, but could be a Third, no way is it a Fourth.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Eolithe is excellent, and pardon the pun, a lithe little red-fruited beauty. Not profound, just right for what it is. I struggle with Germain. Some killer vintages, and some wines, pretty excellent, while others a let down. I need more time to truly experience their recent old vine acquisitions and ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I’m sure there are some folks that have had tons more than me, but I’ve had maybe 20 or so of the Rougeard Les Clos and Les Pouyeaux from 2002, 03, 05, 07, 09 and 11. Some in comparative tastings with some killer mature Chinons, including 79, 89 and 90 Raffault, 90 Joguet Dioterie, 85 Lenoir. Rougea...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The repositioning of L’Evangile
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: The repositioning of L’Evangile

Isn’t La Conseillante sorta in an “unknown” category given the switch to a modernist consultant? I had the 2017 last night. If that’s what “modernist” is, I’m all in. I’ve not had any since the switch, but obviously have a running list of “do not likes” from this guy. I did buy 2014 but went no fur...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The repositioning of L’Evangile
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: The repositioning of L’Evangile

Isn’t La Conseillante sorta in an “unknown” category given the switch to a modernist consultant?
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

I´ve never cared much about Loire reds - too green for me. Even Clos Rougeard tasted twice didn´t move me at all, much better wine in Bordeaux right bank - at lower prices. Well that was helpful to the OP. ;) So when you say right bank, do you mean St Em, Pomerol or both? Those with a Loire palate,...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 87
Views: 3234

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Rougeard is like d’Yquem, a class unto itself. Raffault has to be a Second Growth. IMHO, it has been producing more consistent wines, and some legendary ones like 1989 and 1990, more than Joguet has. Baudry is the Second Growth stalwart, such a range, such quality and consistent across the spectrum....
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 20th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The repositioning of L’Evangile
Replies: 13
Views: 1149

Re: The repositioning of L’Evangile

I need more VCC. A better and more consistent Chateau, IMHO.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411755

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Brilliant. My fave 86 behind Mouton. The GL has more funkalicious personality, like bring back Tone Loc.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3067

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I have a friend that has a deep cellar of very fine, mature Bordeaux. Has a pretty traditional palate. And yet, likes Bordeaux paired with vanilla ice cream. I’ll never get it in a million years, but it’s his palate like mine. Along those lines, I really don’t understand pairing Sauternes with sweet...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Thanks, Al. I need to grab some 2016. It’s jumped up about $20 per bottle but it’s pretty killer vineyards.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3067

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Dude. Have you ever had the peanut butter milkshake from PDQ? It’s almost as revelatory as Klondike bars.
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3067

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Markus S wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 12:41 pm
john stimson wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 11:23 am
It seems to me pretty analogous to the same question about sex, or at least what I remember about sex.
Finally, someone actually gets the question. [winner.gif]
Isn’t just getting it an epiphany!?! ;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3067

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Epiphanies are wonderful, but it seems to me, they are things that catch you by surprise rather than you chasing this Holy Grail. I think there are more let-downs in that process. I honestly have more pleasure from day-to-day solid wines that hit my sweet spot, pair well with dinner, and are afforda...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: TN: 2012 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Not a fan of the 30 or 60 but the Geynale is pretty traditional to me, well, perhaps not so much the 2015 but that’s more the vintage. Different vineyards and I think 100% whole cluster in the Geynale. Geynale is very old vines he inherited from his uncle, Michel. The 30 and 60 definitely taste like...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 19th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11170
Views: 411755

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Despite having sushi and beers out, coming home to polish off the remainder of a 1998 La Conseillante, I ended up popping the 1998 Sociando Mallett for a final round. A truly beguiling nose of classic Bordeaux perfume with some musk, dark cassis. The palate is much tighter, showing a leaner profile ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?
Replies: 36
Views: 2934

Re: You're really trying to force us to pay up, aren't you Todd?

I wonder how many millions Todder has earned off us hacks. I mean, he’s gotta be rolling in serious cash. Such a Baller. C’mon the dude gargles with Chave from this site We have a dinner coming up real soon. I hope he declares it business entertainment and picks up the whole tab like a real Playa. ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: TN: 1998 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

Pat- I only have 2 recent data points, Magdelaine and Lafleur. The Magdelaine was tasted at a Magdelaine dinner with a number of vintages from 1970 to 2011, and the Lafleur was tasted alongside the 88 and the 08. Both were shockingly young, primary and relatively massive (but not heavy) compared to...
by Robert.A.Jr.
January 18th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien

First-ever tasting note posted here, so please be gentle. [thankyou.gif] 2000 Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien I was sworn into the Washington State Bar Association yesterday, so my wife and I pulled this out to celebrate. Decanted for a little over two hours and enjoyed for another two, this wine was...

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